2001 in architecture
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The year 2001 in architecture involved some significant events.
- March 17 – Eden Project opens to the public in St Austell, Cornwall, designed by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners.
- April – Magna Science Adventure Centre opens to the public in Rotherham, Yorkshire, designed by Wilkinson Eyre. It wins this year's Stirling Prize.
- May 4 – Milwaukee Art Museum opens the Quadracci Pavilion, the first completed American project by Santiago Calatrava.
- June 28 – Gehry Tower (designed by Frank Gehry) opens in Hanover, Germany.
- June 30 – National Space Centre opens in Leicester, England, by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners.
- September 9 – National Museum of Ireland's Museum of Country Life, Turlough, County Mayo, designed by Des Byrne of Architecture Services, Office of Public Works, is opened.
- September 17 – Gateshead Millennium Bridge, a tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne, England, designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre and structural engineers Gifford, opens to the public. It wins the 2002 Stirling Prize.
- October 30 – Redevelopment of Gasometer, Vienna, by Jean Nouvel, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Manfred Wehdorn and Wilhelm Holzbauer is completed.
- November 15 – Palms Casino Resort opens in Paradise, Nevada, designed by The Jerde Partnership.
- November 21 – Cologne Tower inaugurated; designed by Kohl & Kohl and Jean Nouvel.
- December 11 – American Folk Art Museum in New York City inaugurated; designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.
- 88 Wood Street office building completed in the City of London by Richard Rogers
- Betty and Gordon Moore Library in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Cambridge), designed by Edward Cullinan Architects, completed.
- Menara Telekom building opened in Kuala Lumpur.
- One Wall Centre opens in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, by architects Perkins+Will Canada.
- Tower 2000 is completed as the first building in the Moscow International Business Centre.
- Work on the Nidaros Cathedral, in Trondheim, Norway, is officially completed.
- Exhibition building at Scotland's National Museum of Rural Life completed by Page\Park Architects.
- September 11 – September 11 attacks: World Trade Center in New York (designed by Minoru Yamasaki) is destroyed, and The Pentagon is heavily damaged by hijacked airliners.
- Aga Khan Award for Architecture – Geoffrey Bawa.
- AIA Gold Medal – Michael Graves.
- Architecture Firm Award – Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture.
- Emporis Skyscraper Award – One Wall Centre.
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Prize) – Rafael Moneo for Kursaal Centre.
- Grand Prix de l'urbanisme – Jean-Louis Subileau.
- Mies van der Rohe Prize – Rafael Moneo.
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – Jean Nouvel.
- Pritzker Prize – Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.
- Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent – Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.
- RAIA Gold Medal – Keith Cottier.
- Royal Gold Medal – Jean Nouvel.
- Stirling Prize – Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Magna Centre.
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Glenn Murcutt.
- Twenty-five Year Award – Weyerhaeuser Headquarters
- Vincent Scully Prize – Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.
- January 11 – Denys Lasdun (born 1914)
- January 18 – Morris Lapidus (born 1902)
- February 4 – Iannis Xenakis (born 1922)
- December 30 – Samuel Mockbee (born 1944)